Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska: Anchorage Area, Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su Valley (Paperback)

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Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska: Anchorage Area, Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su Valley (Paperback)

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Do you love nature? Is your new year's resolution to get outside more? Then you need this fantastic little guide to the best hiking spots that don't require you to pack a tent or travel for hours. Packed with gorgeous hikes that range from super easy to challenging enough to wind an experienced hiker, each trail is clearly mapped and rated by distance, difficulty, and accessibility for kids and dogs. Stuff your stockings with this great little book (and a new can of bear spray) and spend 2022 discovering all the amazing trails close to home.

— Jessica

Do you love nature? Is your new year's resolution to get outside more? Then you need this fantastic little guide to the best hiking spots that don't require you to pack a tent or travel for hours. Packed with gorgeous hikes that range from super easy to challenging enough to wind an experienced hiker, each trail is clearly mapped and rated by distance, difficulty, and accessibility for kids and dogs. Stuff your stockings with this great little book (and a new can of bear spray) and spend 2022 discovering all the amazing trails close to home.

— From Jessica's Picks

Lisa Maloney] knows these trails inside and out because she's hiked them all.... If you're new to hiking in this region, this book is a must-have; if you're a veteran hiker, the color photos will inspire you to revisit your favorite ridges and forests or to try a familiar trail in an unfamiliar season. -Alaska Magazine
  • Hikes within driving distance of Anchorage and its environs
  • 100 day hikes, from iconic to beginner to lung-burner
  • 1% of sales donated to the Alaska Trails
Day Hiking: Southcentral Alaska features 100 day hikes in the populous region around the Greater Anchorage area. Starting with the immense and accessible Chugach State Park, the guide includes hikes north of the city to include the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and Hatcher Pass areas, and also trails near Eagle River, Palmer, and Wasilla. There are hikes along Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm, including near Girdwood, Portage Glacier, and Whittier, as well as all of the Kenai Peninsula--Chugach National Forest, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park, Soldotna, Homer, and more.
  • Hikes at a Glance highlights features of each hike
  • Difficulty rating, elevation gain, distance, and best season for each trail
  • Detailed driving directions to trailheads
  • Useful trail icons for dog-friendliness, glaciers, lakes, and more
  • Convenient, compact, and packable size
  • Full-color photos throughout
**Mountaineers Books designates 1 percent of the sales of select guidebooks in our Day Hiking series toward volunteer trail maintenance. Since launching this program, we've contributed more than $14,000 toward improving trails.

For this book, our 1 percent of sales is going to Alaska Trails
Product Details ISBN: 9781680510669
ISBN-10: 1680510665
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Publication Date: February 25th, 2019
Pages: 320
Language: English